from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The branch of paleontology that deals with the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of biology which treats of fossil organisms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The branch of biology or paleontology concerned with the study of fossils of plants and animals

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms


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